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Dunno if I'm alone here, Lufty, but I think for a sports coat, the fit is just right. I'm of the mind that a SC should be just a tad shorter than a suit jacket, otherwise it makes legs appear stubby.

NYR: Here's my $.02 - I agree with the previous posters who said the top is just too dressy for the jeans. Some jeans are can be dressed up, but those jeans are rugged & badass & hefty & old school. Pair it with an buttton-down oxford or plaid shirt, knit tie, boots (like yesterday's) and either a tweed SC or a slim leather jacket, and you'd be set. Brass knuckles optional.
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I've been thinking about the "mullet" look myself a bit. No one wants to look like a Frankenstein's monster sewn together from two well-dressed fellows. It works best when you draw the work/casual wear up, and the formal/dress wear down. Rob has done this with the socks and shoes, but up top it's still quite dressy, hopsack and gingham notwithstanding. I think without the spread collar, or with a coarser shirt like rumpled, tradly oxford, it would be a home run. As it is, it just hit the top of the wall and out ran the left fielder. Good for a triple, at least.

Cheers.

Fritz, as far as the cuffs go, I feel it harkens back to an era when jeans were worn by laborers and field workers. For safety they needed their pants shorter, and practicality for people like that was a simple roll, rather than a trip to the tailors. One grandfather of mine drove a truck and the other worked in a soda factory in Red Hook and they were both known to wear cuffed denim, most likely Levis like the ones I'm wearing. Hope that helps a little.
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NYR: Here's my $.02 - I agree with the previous posters who said the top is just too dressy for the jeans. Some jeans are can be dressed up, but those jeans are rugged & badass & hefty & old school. Pair it with an buttton-down oxford or plaid shirt, knit tie, boots (like yesterday's) and either a tweed SC or a slim leather jacket, and you'd be set. Brass knuckles optional.

I can't wait for some chilly weather! Its so damn humid here in Breuckelen.
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Sweet shoes Rob..
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Fritz, as far as the cuffs go, I feel it harkens back to an era when jeans were worn by laborers and field workers. For safety they needed their pants shorter, and practicality for people like that was a simple roll, rather than a trip to the tailors. One grandfather of mine drove a truck and the other worked in a soda factory in Red Hook and they were both known to wear cuffed denim, most likely Levis like the ones I'm wearing. Hope that helps a little.

cheers, not only a little.

same story for me with the wood pegged shoes...
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
Fritz, as far as the cuffs go, I feel it harkens back to an era when jeans were worn by laborers and field workers. For safety they needed their pants shorter, and practicality for people like that was a simple roll, rather than a trip to the tailors. One grandfather of mine drove a truck and the other worked in a soda factory in Red Hook and they were both known to wear cuffed denim, most likely Levis like the ones I'm wearing. Hope that helps a little.

This is the best reason to mix jeans in with your sportcoats and blazers. Grandpa sold the nursery, and now I work with my brain instead of my hands, but that's where I came from, and that's what I love. I'm glad that, like you, there's no real dress code in my work, so I'm free to wear jeans or duck canvas or trousers or chinos or whatever.
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
Started out cold any rainy. Now it's hot and muggy.

Jacket and sleeves are a tad shorter than I'd prefer, but otherwise I really like this coat.


Sleeves.. maybe a tad short, but, it seems to work on you. Altogether a nice look, the tie and shoes bring it all home. (what's new?)
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elegant, as usual
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Mike,great sport coat,really digging it. Good look.
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Crazy good. AMAZING.
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Cheers.

Fritz, as far as the cuffs go, I feel it harkens back to an era when jeans were worn by laborers and field workers. For safety they needed their pants shorter, and practicality for people like that was a simple roll, rather than a trip to the tailors. One grandfather of mine drove a truck and the other worked in a soda factory in Red Hook and they were both known to wear cuffed denim, most likely Levis like the ones I'm wearing. Hope that helps a little.

And, again, Rob...I am going to reiterate the point I made before. This is disjointed. The top and the bottom do not mesh. I understand the fact that you want to preserve the historical aspect of the jeans. Great, wear them with a work shirt and jacket, not with a bespoke sport coat. It is schizophrenic and it just does not work for me. You know I dig your looks, but I am really not feeling these Godzilla cuffed jeans.

Mike
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
Mike,great sport coat,really digging it. Good look.

Thank you, sir.

Mike
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Mbreinin - love the gun club. Still need one... Nii - great combo; will copy.
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elegant, as usual[/quote]

+100
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C&J Scotchgrain for Ralph Lauren...sri, help me out here, Darltons? I believe they are the same upper as the C&J shoe for JCREW...these have a danite sole, JCrew's is double leather.

Thanks Rob. Excuse my ignorance though - but what is double leather? Does this just mean the leather is twice as thick?
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